Centre news

The 2020s have been described as the critical decade for climate change. The COP27 climate talks in Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt will help determine whether global warming can be kept within the critical 1.5 degree centigrade target set in Paris in 2015. Even keeping within an average of 1.5 degrees centigrade rise in warming…
Colleagues at the University of Leeds are embarking on a sector-leading review initiative as part of its ambition to achieve net zero by 2030. A group of experts, including an external advisor, will undertake a progress review of the Climate Plan, one year on from its publication. The Priestley International Centre for Climate has been…
A member of the Priestley Centre team has been awarded an honorary fellowship by the Alliance for Sustainability Leadership in Education (EAUC). The fellowship recognises the exceptional contribution that Dr Shona Smith has made to the sector and to the EAUC community over the past few years.    Dr Smith, Research and Innovation Development Manager at…
A researcher accelerating climate-resilient change for inclusive development has been named as the winner of the 2022 Piers Sellers Prize. Professor Joyeeta Gupta, whose work focuses on the influence of changing geopolitics and climate governance patterns, will receive the prize for world leading contribution to solution focused climate research at a virtual event in July….
Professor Suraje Dessai, Priestley Centre researcher and co-Champion for the UK Climate Resilience Programme, has been appointed to the new European Scientific Advisory Board on Climate Change. The appointment sees Professor Dessai joining a panel of 15 independent senior scientific experts covering a broad range of disciplines. The Advisory Board will provide the European Union with scientific…